Jackson CountyLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.

October 18, 2017

Bicycle Law Changes in North Carolina

Key bicycle law changes under House Bill 959 are now in effect. Drivers must follow these rules to lawfully pass a bicycle or moped in a no passing area:

— Drivers can only pass a bicycle or moped;

— The bicycle or moped must be headed in the same direction as the vehicle;

— The driver must provide at least 4 feet between themselves and the bicycle/moped or fully enter the left lane;

— Don’t pass when the bicycle or moped is signaling a left turn.

At night, bicycle riders must have:

— A lighted lamp on the bicycle’s front visible from at least 300 feet;

— A red light on the back of the bicycle;

— Or wear reflective clothing/vest visible from 300 feet.

Visit watchformenc.org for the complete law.

About The Author

Related posts